In August 2014, California became the first state to enact legislation imposing a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at large retail stores 😁 The bill also required a 10-cent minimum charge for recycled paper bags, reusable plastic bags, and compostable bags at certain locations 🔥 The ban was set to take effect on July 1, 2015, but a referendum forced the issue onto the ballot in the November 2016 election 😎 Proposition 67 won 52 percent of votes, meaning that the legislature’s plastic bag ban remains law. The law is summarized below. Proposition 65 was also defeated by voters. It would have created an environment fund using proceeds from the 10-cent fee for bags with alternative materials.
SB 270 was passed and grocery, drug, convenience, liquor, and other retail outlets that have a pharmacy will no longer be able provide plastic take-out bags. These stores might instead offer a grocery bag, or recycled paper bag at no additional cost to customers at the point-of-sale. Bag ordinances are common in many cities and counties. Some of these jurisdictions’ ordinances will not be subject to this new law, depending on whether they meet certain preemption requirements. Find out more from your local government. Daryn Cook is the credit for her reply.
Section 42283 stipulates that shops may offer compostable plastic bags to customers if the bag is located in an area with the legislation. Majority of residential households have access to curbside collection for composting and where the local government Voted to permit the sale to consumers of compostable bags They must comply with the specifications of the American Society of Testing and Materials International Standard Specification For Compostable Plastics D6400. A store may also sell compostable plastic bags which meet the had specifications set forth in Section 42281. Each compostable bag must be sold at a minimum of 10 cents. We are grateful to Merrissa Dennison, Hengyang (China) for sharing this information.
Debra Parr at cawrecycles.orgAccording to, it takes some time and practise to get used the new habits. To encourage customers to bring their own bags into stores, many have placed reminder signs. For shopping trips, keep your bags in your bag, and in your car. You also have options. Hang your shopping bags or keys by your door after you have taken out all your groceries. This will help you to remember where you left them. Back out to the car Bring your reusable bags. You can also take your grocery bags with you if they’re get losing in the car.